Original WBOTB DATs procured & circulated in 1996 by Jace Crouch and Tim Deibert. Thanks to trailmix for providing the lineaged master DAT for transfer.
*First public performance.
- d2t08: Reel flip at 04:48 of "Saint Stephen" crossfaded.
- Approximately 1:39 were removed from the lengthy dead space/tuning preceding "Loser" allowing the entire first set to fit on a single 80 minute disc, while keeping in Bob's "Second oldest ritual" comment... that's a fact....
- Intermittent faint audible artifacts/pops were attenuated using manual pencil redraw under high magnification. These were retrospectively found on all other circulating recordings from this performance. They were most abundant at the beginning of "Dark Star" and also at the start of "Wharf Rat". There are a few spots still remaining in "Wharf Rat" that are just too embedded to get out - sounds like minor transient peak distortion.
- The notorious broad-peaked high pitched whine centered 8000-8100 KHz range was removed using a digital paragraphic equalizer (Waves Q6) with 2 narrow/notch bands (Q set maximal @ 100, -12 dB) set at just under and over 8000K for the first reel and just under and over 8100KHz for the last 3 reels. Previously circulating sources either used a wider band filter or a noise reduction approach performed on low bit/sample rate files which yields suboptimal results. All processing on this transcription was performed at 24/96 resulting in a much smoother transparent sound.